Several sovereigns, supranationals and agencies are considering following Portugal’s lead and posting collateral to derivatives counterparties, say dealers
Meanwhile Egypt’s credit rating downgraded by Moody’s to Ba2.
Report says EMU credit default swap volatility due to lack of certainty over future debt market conditions
The raft of new regulations on OTC derivatives will be problematic for buy-side firms, says new report
Fund’s Global Financial Stability Report and World Economic Outlook updates show concern over insufficiency of eurozone stress tests, links between banking and sovereign risks
Credit default swaps (CDS) on Spain widened today, after yesterday's announcement of plans to bolster the country's banking system.
CDS spreads on eurozone peripheral sovereigns continued their downward trend today
A new report from Fitch Ratings suggests Europe's public finances are on the mend, reducing pressure to borrow in 2011
The cost of swaps protecting against a state default of eurozone peripheral states continued to decline today.
Credit default swaps on the troubled Irish bank widen by four percentage points
In the wake of Portugal’s successful bond auction of almost €1.25 billion yesterday, credit default swaps (CDSs) on eurozone sovereigns continue to trade down
Weakness in Europe's banks will cause the region's credit markets to lag the US in the coming months, according to BNP Paribas' global head of credit research and strategy, Robert McAdie.
The chief economist of Zurich Financial Services believes there is the political will necessary to protect the eurozone over the long term
Eurozone faces stunning economic and financial challenges, says Julian Callow, chief European economist at Barclays Capital.
The cost of insuring against Irish and Belgian state defaults reaches unprecedented levels
The new safe haven
Internal markets directorate publishes consultation paper calling for senior bondholder haircuts in resolution regimes; analysts worry move could further disrupt funding for troubled banks
Swiss National Bank excludes Irish sovereign debt and that of some Irish banks from list of collateral eligible for open market operations
The cost of insuring against a default by the Bank of Ireland rose today, as the Swiss central bank stopped accepting the bonds of Irish banks as collateral
Threat to A1 credit rating of the Portuguese government raises cost of credit default swaps.
China’s first steps
The cost of insuring against a default of Ireland's major banks went up today, despite yesterday's aid package agreed by parliament.